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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Landing the big one

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_4Students_Fall2014Cover.jpgAfter a few weeks of law school Frances Mahon boldly went to professor Alan Young’s office at Osgoode Hall Law School and in her words, “begged him for a job.” His response to her plea was disappointing yet encouraging at the same time. “He said: ‘Come talk to me in the summer when you actually know something and you’re not a baby law student,’” recalls Mahon, who would later that year begin a two-year journey working on one of the most pivotal cases in recent Canadian history.
Published in 4Students Cover Story
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Bull by the horns

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_Bull.jpgEntrepreneurship is a catchword in the practice of law these days, but it’s also a skill you could use when articling in a small law firm, where there is less structure and more room to innovate and create the kind of experience you want.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

The dawn of a new licensing age

Ontario’s new law practice program has taken flight providing budding lawyers with the opportunity to get their licence to practise law outside the traditional articling structure. Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa will be running the concurrent three-year pilot programs in English and French. There has been much fanfare, discussion, and gnashing of teeth about the LPP but the rubber is finally hitting the road on this seismic shift in legal licensing.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 07 July 2014 08:01

Seizing opportunity

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgI survived the LSAT and even made it to Western University, but I had no idea the real challenge would be securing an articling position in the aftermath of a global economic recession. It has been called the “articling crisis,” though in every crisis lies opportunity and the future is bright.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 09 June 2014 08:00

Link in to law through social media

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock
It is hard to believe 10 months of articling have come and gone. With that comes the end of this series of articles about articling.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

Ab Initio: That 3L moment

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI’ve recently found myself reminiscing for a simpler time in life — a period when responsibility wasn’t as great, decisions had less impact, and life just didn’t seem so darn complicated. This nostalgia was prompted by what I’m calling the “3L crisis.”
Published in Latest News
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_March_LawJobExchangescreengrab.jpgSecuring an articling position in Canada is a competitive affair, but a new web site aims to ease the pressure through collaboration.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:02

The Evolution of Legal Education

Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Students enrolled in Lakehead University’s new law program will be able to practise law after completing just three years of law school. No need to article for a year or complete Ontario’s experimental law practice programs.
Published in 4Students Cover Story
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Tuition v. salary

Illustration: Ian Phillips
Illustration: Ian Phillips
A prospective law school student has many options in Canada.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

Alternative routes

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_Alt-Careers-shutterstock_14.jpgBay Street law firm jobs may be hard to come by, but there might be other places that will let you keep your foot in the legal door once you’re called to the bar or otherwise “between positions.”
Published in Issue Archive
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